Winner of the Bel Canto Prize at the 2016 Maryland Lyric Opera Competition, Spanish-American tenor Eric Barry is “making an impressive mark” on opera and concert stages “with a clear timbre, evenness of projection and exceptional sensitivity” (Opera News).
His engagements have included Nemorino L’elisir d’amore and Alfredo La traviata for Shreveport Opera, Edgardo Lucia di Lammermoor, Rodolfo La bohème and The Duke of Mantua Rigoletto for Amarillo Opera, Lionel Martha for Boston Midsummer Opera, Don Ottavio Don Giovanni for Opera Memphis, Rodolfo La bohème for North Carolina Opera, Opera Memphis, Pittsburgh Opera and the Teatro Comunale di Sulmona, Arbace Ciro in Babilonia at the Caramoor Music Festival, Rossini’s Otello for Opera in the Heights, Jenik The Bartered Bride for Boston Midsummer Opera, Eginhard Fierrabras for Bard Summerscape, Anthony Hope Sweeney Todd at Wolf Trap Opera, Tom Rakewell The Rake’s Progress for Wolf Trap Opera and Alfredo La traviata for Shreveport Opera.
Eric Barry has a close association with the Beethoven Easter Festival and the Polish Radio Orchestra in Warsaw, where he has sung and recorded Peter Quint The Turn of the Screw, Don Luigi Maria Padilla, Pylade Iphigénie en Tauride, Avito L’amore dei tre re and Gabriele Adorno Simon Boccanegra, as well as Beethoven Symphony No. 9. He returned in Spring 2016 to sing Prince Hal At the Boar’s Head, now available on Dux CD and nominated in the Opera Category for the 2017 International Classical Music Awards.
Highlights of 2015 / 2016 included Pinkerton Madama Butterfly for the Florentine Opera Company, Lensky Eugene Onegin for the North Carolina Opera, Cassio Otello and Inside the Orchestra with the Minnesota Orchestra, Beethoven Symphony No. 9 with Utah Symphony, Beethoven Missa Solemnis with Orchestra Iowa, Mozart Requiem with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, Crescendo with Indianapolis Opera and a New Year’s Eve Gala with the Jacksonville Symphony.
Current engagements include Nemorino L’elisir d’amore for Boston Midsummer Opera, Edgardo Lucia di Lammermoor for Opera Colorado, Haroun Djamileh at the 2017 Beethoven Easter Festival, Count Almaviva The Barber of Seville for Opera Memphis, Macduff Macbeth for Opera San Antonio, The Duke of Mantua Rigoletto with Syracuse Opera and Christmas Concerts with Madison Symphony Orchestra.